I am broken! Tonight’s training session was the toughest one I’ve ever done. Chris clearly decided the only way to stop me talking during sessions was to try and kill me!
Fat blast circuit
Prowler push (15kg per side) 2 lengths of gym x 3
Walking lunges – 30 x 2 sets
Slam ball – 15 reps with 5kg ball x 3 sets
Squats – 15 reps x 3 sets
Sledgehammer & tyre – 15 reps x 3 sets
Deadlifts with farmers walk handles – 5kg per side x 15 reps (2 sets)
Leg press – 15 reps (1 set at 100kg, 2 sets at 80kg)
Pulldowns – 15 reps at 40kg x 3 sets
Boxing combinations – 15 minutes worth
See why I’m so tired!! I got severe Elvis style leg shakes happening and then my arms joined in. This is therefore going to be a short post!
I had my measurements taken on Monday and thankfully they have reduced, apart from my tummy. I was bloated at the time, but it’s definitely my worst area. I had a chat with Chris about it, and he did say that upping the fat blast style exercise mixed with taking MegaMag Fem Balance and sticking to the clean eating, will definitely help. BUT, it is going to take time. God don’t those words annoy you!
To be honest with you, and you know I am, I feel as though I’m finally understanding the need for patience with all of this. Last summer I was so focussed on ‘just losing weight’, that I didn’t see the bigger picture, which is this is a lifestyle change not a quick fix.
I freely admit that I am incredibly impatient, but that is improving, and rather than worrying about what the bloody weighing scales say, I am now more interested in how much I can leg press, how many deadlifts I can comfortably do, and how hard I can punch.
Doesn’t that just sound like more fun than constantly worrying about how many half pounds you’ve lost or gained? I’ve done that too many times and it just made me miserable.
Overcoming my fear of the gym is absolutely the best thing I have ever done. I can’t tell you the difference it has made to me in the last 8 months. Yes I have worked my (fairly smaller) ass off, but I couldn’t have done any of this without my amazing personal trainer, Chris. I have said before how supportive he has been so far, and I am beyond grateful to him for this. So he can never move or decide to change careers!! Do you hear me Mainer??
Seriously though, the training has the best positive effect on me emotionally, and it is becoming seriously addictive, much more than chocolate or bread! I would totally recommend it, if you aren’t already doing any exercise. You don’t have to start with anything crazy. Even going for a walk can help lift you.
If you have any tips on ways to help lift your spirits when you’re having a tough day, please get in touch. It would be great to share ideas with each other.
OK I realise I said this would be short, but I got a bit carried away!